Development of a regional landfill is a multi-municipal initiative that began in 2013. The project was motivated by a need to replace Kindersley’s existing landfill, which is nearing the end of its lifespan.
The Town of Kindersley is one of 19 municipalities partnering in the Western Regional Landfill Inc. (WRLI) to construct a new landfill six miles west of Kindersley on a site known as Teo Lake. Each municipality contributes funding on a per capital basis. The Town of Kindersley is the largest of the participating municipalities and will assume approximately 46 percent ($1,664,996.58) of the project’s total cost of $3.75 million.
WRLI has entered into an agreement with Loraas Environmental Ltd. to construct the regional landfill.
A sod-turning ceremony to celebrate construction of the new landfill was held on August 30, 2017. The landfill is to be operational in 2018.
October 25, 2017: Crews near completion of the Cell 1 basin for the Western Regional Landfill.
Members of the West Central Saskatchewan Regional Waste Committee met on September 4, 2013 in Eston to discuss the formal incorporation of the committee into the Western Regional Landfill Incorporation (WRLI).
Two locations were proposed by the 40 municipalities originally participating, but the project was reduced to one location when the number of participating municipalities decreased.
The WRLI board voted in favour of the Teo Lake location on July 24, 2016 based on the catchment area of the participating municipalities.
In January 2016, WRLI issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to seek interested parties to partner in the construction, financing, capture of energy, operation and/or other potential partnerships associated with a future landfill. A total of 15 proposals were received.
Loraas Environmental Inc. was selected as the successful proponent to build and operate the regional landfill.
- RM of Antelope Park No. 322
- RM of Kindersley No. 290
- RM of Mariposa No. 350
- RM of Milton No. 292
- RM of Newcombe No. 260
- RM of Oakdale No. 320
- RM of Progress No. 351
- RM of Winslow No. 319
- RM of Prairiedale No. 321